Have you ever heard the old saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" There may be a new twist on that adage in light of rising gas prices. More and more people are turning to the pawn shop to create cash for gas.
Phil Block with The Castle in Lexington says he sees people every day who just need a quick loan. He says pawning is the way to go. "Believe me, if you bring anything in here, we'll make you some kind of offer on it".
Block says, if you bring something that you don't use anymore; a stereo, TV, or even power saw, he'll give you money that you need, to do what you need to do.
You can even get your stuff back, if you pay the loan back. Block says he's been doing it for years and believes the pawn business is all about helping people. "It's made me feel good; really did".
So, if you're feeling the pinch in your pocket, and don't know where you're next tank of gas is coming from, you might just want to look around your house.